If you're looking for a fun and unique weekend getaway or vacation for a few days, we can highly recommend Country Woods Inn in Glen Rose. Located just a mile or so from the Glen Rose town square and situated on 40 wooded acres, several of which are along the Paluxy River, Country Woods Inn is:
During our two day visit to Country Woods Inn, we stayed in the Saddle House and loved it! The Saddle House was the machine shop for the original farm and the meadow behind the Saddle House produced enough vegetables for two counties in the area in the 1940's and '50's.
The Saddle House is one big room that has a very rustic country feel and is loaded with antiques and artifacts collected over the years. The cabin has an old fashioned feel to it thanks to the artifacts; a low ceiling; short doors with the door handle just below my waist (anyone over 6' tall will struggle to get in the doors and stand in the shower - I guess people were a lot shorter in the olden days!), tin roof, wood paneled walls, wooden rod and rings holding heavy wool curtains; plus a lot of old fashioned furniture and antiques. Very well done! There were two comfy double beds with old fashioned covers and quilts, three end tables with old lamps and clocks, and a closet with two heavy flannel robes, a rain coat, extra blankets, and a dresser.
The living area had two nice heavy wood rocker chairs, an upholstered chair and matching couch, and a flat screen TV (seemed very out of place with all the antiques!), a DVD player, and several DVD movies. The small country kitchen has a wood kitchen table with three chairs, coffee maker, an old fashion stove and refrigerator, and all the utensils needed to make your meals. The Saddle House bathroom includes an old fashion tub with shower, old fashion pedestal sink, wood mirror with shelf and hooks, plenty of bath towels, and an old fashion stand alone heater.
A few other things that made Saddle House unique and different from any other lodging we have enjoyed included: a nature jar to encourage you to connect with nature with ideas like: find outdoor items on a card during a scavenger hunt; make mud pies; skip stones in the river; use the walking stick on a nature hike; find several birds on a list; gaze at the clouds; and lots more ideas to get kids outdoors and enjoying nature. Just outside the front door was a hammock, a fire pit and chairs, a grill and stone fire oven, a croquet set, and a friendly mule waiting to greet you.
We visited on a weekday and on our breakfast table was a big fruit basket and some out of this world freshly baked blueberry muffins! On weekends guest can enjoy a continental free breakfast at the Breakfast Barn.
We didn't go into any of the other lodging options, but from the outside they all looked cool and unique and the lodging choices include:
Across the multi-acre meadow with horses, deer, and a friendly mule and tucked in and under the trees is the adventure glamping area at Country Woods Inn. There are two restored vintage Airstreams - one with two twin beds and a fold down booth that makes a full bed and the other with four bunk beds. Each Airstream has a shower bath, kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, coffee maker (no oven), and more. They also have some combination of a hammock, tree swing, picnic table, and Adirondack chairs overlooking the meadow. It doesn't get much more peaceful and quiet than the adventure glamping area.
In the same area tucked under the trees is a renovated Santa Fe Railroad box car with two bunk beds that sleeps four, a full kitchen, sitting area, and an old fashioned bathroom with a claw footed bathtub. Outside is a vintage playground for the kids. Also nestled among the trees is Cabin in the Woods which is "a sanctuary in nature and a perfect hideaway for two" with one full bed, a fireplace, and full bath.
In addition to some very unique lodging options, what makes staying at Country Woods Inn fun, particularly for the kids, are the wide variety of fun things to do during your stay, some of which include:
We love Glen Rose and all that it has to offer ranging from golf to BBQ to antiques and dinosaurs. During our short two day visit to Country Woods Inn we:
If you visit Glen Rose here are several other fun things to see and do:
Enjoy your stay at Country Woods Inn and visit to Glen Rose.